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Friday,  Nov 17  2017
WW1 Events - this date in 1917

Didier Mayeur has done an impressive job detailing and weathering his 1/72 Italeri SR 71.  Didier added Eduard photo etch and then gave his Blackbird some amazing shading to create a stunning weathering effect.  Truly impressive work Didier..

Richard Briggs is here with 26 photos of some of the outstanding model on display at this year's AMPS Great White North Model Show in Ontario Regiment Museum in Oshawa.  There were some first class model on display...enjoy the photos.

Richard Briggs is here with 13 photos of some of the 1/1 scale armoured vehicldes on display at the Aquino Tank Weekend / AMPS Great White North Model Show.  The vehicles cover a wide variety of time periods.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 P-38F cockpit set from  Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Academy kit. 


Here's a product article for the 1/48 P-40B-M (block tread 30) wheel set from SBS ModelThis detail set is designed for the Airfix kit. 


Thursday,  Nov 16  2017
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Victor De Jesus is here with a gem that he restored.  This is his 1/32 Revell F-14A Tomcat VF-1 Wolfpack wearing new paint work and decals along with some new aftermarket detail items.  This is a great looking F-14 and Victor has photos of it with the wings in both positions.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 A-4 Skyhawk Nose Gear and wheel from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Trumpeter kit.


Wednesday,  Nov 15  2017

Brazil Republic Day

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Gerson Garcia is here on Brazil's Republic Day with his Brazilian 1/48 Hasegawa A-4M (AF-1) SkyhawkGerson chose a wavey camo scheme for A Brazilian Navy Skyhawk complete with drop tanks and missiles.  I love seeing Gerson's models on ARC.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 F-14 Tomcat Fuel Tank Pylons from ZactomodelsThese are de4signed for the Tamiya kit.

 

Tuesday,  Nov 14  2017 
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Polly Singh has done a flawless job finishing and weathering his 1/48 Hasegawa Ki 44 Shoki Type II HeiPolly tells the history of the Ace that flew this fighter as well as what he did to build this beauty and the very realistic looking base.  I loved seeing this model. 

Serge Dompierre is here with an exceptionally enjoyable article about his What-if 1/48 Hobbycraft A-4CN Sea Eagle.  This was a heavily improved Skyhawk used by the Royal Canadian Navy.  Enjoy his wonderful article....I sure did.

Here's a product article for the 1/144 R.A.F. Victor Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Great Wall Hobby kit.


Monday,  Nov 13  2017
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Floyd S. Werner, Jr. is here with a full build article about his 1/48 Kitty Hawk UH-1D.  Floyd's real life experience with helicopters gives his article a fantastic insight into the finer details of building the 1/48 Kitty Hawk UH-1D.  The weathering and quality of this build if truly inspiring.

Gavin Parnaby joins us with his beautifully done 1/72 Skybirds '86 Supermarine Scimitar.  This is a  multi-media kit that Gavin built as a weathered Royal Navy bird complete with drop tanks and weapons load.  I really enjoyed seeing his Scimitar on ARC.


Here's a product article for the 5.5" (5 Speed) Hold and Fold - Photo Etch Bending Tool from The Small Shop.  This Photo Etch Bending Toolis the 5.5" (5 Speed) Hold and Fold.  This is the Revolutionary 5 Speed – Most features of any Photo Etch Bending Tool Ever.  


Here's a product article for the 1/48 CBU-97 Sensor Fuzed Weapon from Eduard Model Accessories.


Sunday,  Nov 12  2017                    Remembrance Sunday 

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Saturday,  Nov 11  2017

Poland Independence Day  

  Armistice Day / Veterans Day / Remembrance Day    

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Friday,  Nov 10  2017

  USMC Birthday (1775)

Indonesia's "Remembrance" day

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Bill Arnold is here with something very special today.  This is his 1/72 Special Hobby Buchon “Movie Star” which is a Spanish built Bf 109 as it appeared in the Battle of Britain movie in 1969.  I loved the movie when I saw it at the theater and it's great to see Bill's model of it on ARC.

Bob Leonard joins us with his 5th model on ARC and the first Lockheed T2V SeaStar on ARC.  This is Bob's 1/72 Sword Lockheed T2V-1 SeaStar in USN trainer markings.  It's a cool looking trainer and Bob's model captures the look of the real aircraft very well.  Beautiful work Bob, it's great to see it on ARC. 

Here's a product article for the 1/72 Tu-22 Backfire Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Trumpeter Tu-22M2 & Tu-22M3 kit.


Thursday,  Nov 9  2017

Cambodia Independence Day

 First flight of AV-8B Harrier Nov 9 1978

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Artur Domanski joins us with his stunning 1/32 Tamiya A6M-3a Type 22.  Artur added some aftermarket items and finished his highly detailed Zero with an amazing paint scheme.  This one is perfection, thank you Artur.

Wednesday,  Nov 8  2017

Greece Hellenic Air Force Day

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Gerson Garcia is here with his first model on ARC to honour the  Hellenic Air Force Day.  This is Gerson's 1/48 Italeri Mirage 2000 EGM built OOB in Greek markings.  This is one sharp looking Mirage 2000 and I'm excited to have more of Gerson's models on ARC in the coming weeks.

Victor De Jesus is here to honor special friends he served with.  This is his 1/35 Academy UH-60L Black Hawk in the markings of the 101st ABN AASLT Division.  Victor made up a custom decal for the nose and finished his chopper to a very high level....the interior looks great.  Excellent work Victor.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 P-38 Lightning late armament from Master.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 B-24 Liberator Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Revell/Monogram kit


Tuesday,  Nov 7  2017    
No update today.

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Monday,  Nov 6  2017
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Peter Verlooy joins us today with his first article on ARC.  This is his 1/72 Esci F-104 G Starfighter in the famous Tiger Meet paint scheme from 1978.  Peter is known as Pete74 on the ARC forums and I'm excited to see more of his articles on ARC.  Beautiful work Peter.

Rodrigo AD joins us from El Salvador with his 5th model on ARC.  This is his 1/48 Italeri Bell UH-1H Huey with added aftermarket sets and a huge amount of scratchbuilt detailing to make thi s a truly exceptional model in El Salvador markings.  The noseart is a playboy bunny logo, very nice indeed. 

Here's a product article for the Photo Etch Bending Tool - The Wrangler Wire Forming Tool from The Small ShopThis Photo Etch Bending Tool is for rings, loops, grab handles and more.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 CBU-87 Cluster Bomb Units from Eduard Model Accessories.  These CBU-87 (Cluster Bomb Unit) were introduced in 1986 and used in the Vietnam War and During Operation Desert Storm.

Sunday,  Nov 5  2017

 Guy Fawkes Day 

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Saturday,  Nov 4  2017

Italy National Unity Day and Armed Forces Day

Italian Armistice Day   
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Friday,  Nov 3  2017

Panama Independence Day

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Shawn “phantom” Weiler is here with another of his airshow CF-18 and this is one of my favourites.  Shawn's 1/32 Academy CF-18A Hornet #68 is wearing the 2015 RCAF Battle of Britain anniversary using decals from Canuck decals.  Shawn dressed up the cockpit with a resin seat.  It's good to see this one in 1/32 scale.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Do 335 exhaust stacks from Eduard Model Accessories.


Thursday,  Nov 2  2017
WW1 Events - this date in 1917

Tolga άlgόr is here with his stunning 1/32 Hobbycraft P-51 Mustang MK.1A.  This is an RAF Mustang with plenty of added detail thanks to various aftermarket sets and some skilled scratchbuilding by Tolga.  The cockpit detailing is exceptional as you will see in his photos and his weathering looks very realistic.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 CBU-87 Cluster Bomb Units from Eduard Model AccessoriesThese were used during Operation Desert Storm and during Operation Allied Force (NATO bombing of Yugoslavia). 


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Spitfire Mk.Vb Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Hobby Boss kit.


Wednesday,  Nov 1  2017

Algeria - The Revolution Day of 1st November

WW1 Events - this date in 1917

Klaasjan Schuuring has done a spectacular job on the big 1/32 Tamiya Vought F4U 1a Corsair.   Klaasjan added extra detail to his magnificent Corsair using some Eduard sets and then completed his 'bent wing bird' using his excellent skill at weathering.  His finished model is a huge pleasure to see.  Enjoy all of his photos of this wonderful model.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 F-14 Intake Correction Set from ZactomodelsThis detail set is designed for the Trumpeter kit.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 P-38 Lightning early armament cannon set from Master.


Tuesday,  Oct 31  2017                   Happy Halloween 
WW1 Events - this date in 1917

Kit joins us with another of his stunning models wearing winter camo.  This is Kit's 1/48 Italeri Ju 87-B2 Stuka finished in a very accurate winter camo that shows the summer camo underneath the temporary winter camo.  This Ju-87 is perfect.  I love winter camo.

Here's a product article for the 1/44 KC-135 Stratotanker Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft Conversions.


Monday,  Oct 30  2017
WW1 Events - this date in 1917

Dragan Cvetic as done a stunning job on his 1/72 AZ Model Super Mystθre B.2 in Israeli markings using Isradecal decals.  Dragan added drop tanks to finish off his Israeli jet.  Very nicely done indeed.

Here's a product article for the 4" Hold and Fold - Photo Etch Bending Tool Mk IV from The Small Shop.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Sniper ATP for Harrier GR.9 from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Hasegawa kit.


Friday,  Oct 27  2017

Saint Vincent and the Grenaidines Independence Day

Turkmenistan National Day

Ecuadorian Airforce Day

WW1 Events - this date in 1917

Shawn “phantom” Weiler is here to give your Friday a big splash of colour.  This is his 1/48 Kinetic CF-18A Hornet, #67 finished in an airshow scheme that celebrates the 150th anniversary of the founding of the country of Canada.  Shawn gives the Kinetic Hornet good marks in most areas as he explains in his article.  I missed the airshow season this year, so it is a special treat for me to see Shawn's Hornet on ARC. 

Here's a product article for the 1/32 F-16 NSI small mouth Intake Correction Set from ZactomodelsThis resin intake is designed for the Academy kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 A-1 Skyraider 20mm cannon barrels and Pitot Tube from Master.


Thursday,  Oct 26  2017

Austria National Day

WW1 Events - this date in 1917

Mack Main is here with his very enjoyable what-if article for his 1/72 Pioneer 2 Sea Fury.  This is a USN Sea Fury that looks great in the alternate markings, but his article is a treat to read....quite enjoyable. 

Wednesday,  Oct 25  2017

Charge of the Light Brigade in the Crimean war

WW1 Events - this date in 1917

Thomas Brόckelt joins us from Germany with his exciting diorama of his 1/144 Amodel CL-215 Scooper taking off from a lake getting ready to fight a forest fire.  Thomas did some added detailing including dropping flaps and adding crew figures before creating his very realistic water diorama to display his water bomber.  Beautiful work Thomas.

Here's a product article for the Wire Assist Forming Tool - Photo Etch Bending Tool from The Small Shop.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-22 Raptor Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Hasegawa kit.


Tuesday,  Oct 24  2017

Zambia Independence Day

On Saturday morning a rotten power pole directly outside my place fell over.  This power pole had 3 transformers on it....many hi voltage powerlines and the 1" fiber optic cable feeding internet to my building.  the fiber optic internet/phone cable was severed.  I will begin doing updates tomorrow on my laptop using my phone to provide a wifi hot spot.  My guess is my internet connection will not be repaired for a while.

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Monday,  Oct 23  2017
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Sunday,  Oct 22  2017
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Saturday,  Oct 21  2017

  Somalia National Day 

Trafalgar Day - Royal Navy Anniversary

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Friday,  Oct 20  2017
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Jose Antonio Bonola Osorio joins us with his first model on ARC today.  This is his stunning 1/48 HpH Sukhoi T-50 PAK FA with loads of detail including a highly detailed pilot and boarding ladder.  Beautiful work Jose and I'm excited to see more of your models on ARC in the future.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Static dischargers on modern Sukhoi jets from Master.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 BAe Hawk T.1 Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Revell kit. 


Thursday,  Oct 19  2017
WW1 Events - this date in 1917

Shawn “phantom” Weiler is here with a pair of his 1/48 Airfix CT-155 Hawk.  Both are beauties, but the camo'd Hawk is particularly cool in it's WW2 Lancaster bomber camo.  Thanks for sharing Shawn...I really enjoyed seeing these.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 MiG-23 Pylons from Zactomodels.  This resin set includes 6 highly detailed corrected 1/32 MiG-23 Pylons with detailed launching mechanisms on the undersides of all of the pylons plus 4 trees of optional hardware.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Meteor F.8 wheels with fenders & painting masks from  Eduard Model Accessories.  This set includes wheels with fenders & painting masks and is designed to fit the Airfix kit.


Wednesday,  Oct 18  2017
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Tuesday,  Oct 17  2017
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Emre Tuzun is here with a lovely pair of 1/48 PM T-41D in Turkish Air Force markings.  This is the military version of the Cessna 172 and Emre has captured the faded paint scheme on these Turkish aircraft very well.  Beautiful work Emre.


Here's a product article for the 1/144 TSR.2 Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Great Wall Hobby kit.


Monday,  Oct 16  2017
I'm doing a complete rebuild of the walkaround section.  The work will include all new webpages, larger thumbnail photos and a full archive system with photos for each walkaround.  Once this work is complete, then I will begin adding new walkaround photos.  I hope to have this work complete in the next 6 weeks.  

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Andrι Manzano is here with another of his gems.  This is his 1/48 Hasegawa F-14B Super Tomcat with full weathering and Jolly Rogers markings.  The Tomcat is a beautiful aircraft and the weathering and finishing of this F-14 is flawless...I love how it looks.

Here's a product article for the Photo Etch Cut-Off Set - Standard from The Small Shop.  This Photo Etch Cut-Off Set - Standard is designed to hold the photo etch fret as you remove parts from the photo etch fret.  This is a big help so parts don't go flying into your carpet or parts unknown. 


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Spitfire Mk. IX engine from Eduard Model Accessories This detail set is designed for the Eduard kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 P-3C Orion Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Hasegawa and Revell kit.


Sunday,  Oct 15  2017
WW1 Events - this date in 1917

Saturday,  Oct 14  2017

Anniversary of X-1 Supersonic Flight - Oct 14 1947

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Friday,  Oct 13  2017

US Navy's birthday

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Thursday,  Oct 12  2017

Spain National Day

Equatorial Guinea National Day

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Carmel J. Attard is here with the first An-14 on ARC.  This is his 1/72 Plasticart Modellbaukasten Antonov An-14 finished in East German markings complete with upper camo.  Carmel gives this kit a very good grade for fit and quality as you will see when you read his article about the building of his gem of a model. 

Here's a product article for the 1/32 MiG-23 Pylons from Zactomodels.  This set includes detailed launching mechanisms  on the undersides of all of the pylons.  The kit includes 6 resin pylons plus 4 trees of optional hardware.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 P-40B exhaust from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Airfix kit.


Tuesday,  Oct 10  2017

Republic of China National Day 

Fiji National Day

WW1 Events - this date in 1917

Graham Symmonds has done a most spectacular job detailing and weathering his HMCS Sorel - 1/72 Revell Flower Class Corvette.   Graham combined many aftermerket detail items with his very skilled scratchbuilding skills to create this impressive Canadian Corvette.  Sit back and enjoy....this one is well worth checking out.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-5E/F Tiger II Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the AFV Club kit.


Monday,  Oct 9  2017

Uganda Independence Day

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Dirk Schenk is here today with a real South African beauty.  This is his 1/72 Frog Vampire FB.5. finished in the attractive livery of the South African Bumblebees aerobatics team.  This is the old Frog kit, which proves these older kits do build into fine looking models if given the correct amount of love from a patient and skilled modeller.  Beautiful work Dirk.

Here's a product article for the Photo Etch Extended Roller Set - Use with Brass Assist from The Small Shop.  This Photo Etch Extended Roller Set is the Photo Etch Extended Roller Set - Use with Brass Assist.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 Spitfire Mk.XVI top cowl from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis item is designed for the Eduard kit. 


Sunday,  Oct 8  2017

Croatia Independence Day

India - Indian Air Force Day

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Saturday,  Oct 7  2017
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Friday,  Oct 6  2017
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Shawn “phantom” Weiler is here with one of the few aircraft flown by the Canadian Army.  This is his 1/48 Model USA L-19E Bird Dog which is an older ill fitting kit that Shawn massage into a great looking model.  My attempt to build this model kit did not go as well.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Polikarpov I-16 type 24 Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft Conversions.


Wednesday,  Oct 4  2017

Lesotho National Day

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Emre Tuzun is here with his tiny and impressive 1/72 Italeri AB-204.  I particularly enjoyed the paint scheme Emre chose...Italy's SAR which looks excellent on this chopper.  I love the addition of the rotor tie down straps.  It is a special treat to see Emre's latest model on ARC.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Su-25 PD-62-8 Pylons from Zactomodels The PD-62-8 pylons were often used on the Su-25. 


Here's a product article for the 1/48 P-40B wheels and paint masks from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Airfix kit.


Tuesday,  Oct 3  2017

Germany National Day

  Iraq National Day 

WW1 Events - this date in 1917

Gerd Wilcken has done a glorious job improving the 1/72 Hobby Boss MiG-15UTI Midget.  He added resin seats and photo etch parts to improve the cockpit detail and then finished it in a beautifully weathered colorful paint scheme which all looks perfect.  This one is a beauty. 

Here's a product article for the 1/144 Boeing 720 Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft Conversions.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 A-1 Skyraider 20mm cannon barrels and Pitot Tube from MasterThis detail set is designed for the Roden kit.


Monday,  Oct 2  2017

Guinea Independence Day

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Dragan Cvetic has done a lovely job on his detailing and weathering his 1/72 Trumpeter J-10ADragan found this kit challenging but with his skill and the addition of a photo etch set gave him a flawless model of this Chinese fighter.  It is a treat seeing this J-10A on ARC.


Here's a product article for the The "BUG" RTH Hold and Fold - Photo Etch Bending Tool from The Small Shop.T  his Photo Etch Bending Tool is the The "BUG" RTH Hold and Fold.  Loaded with Features in a Tight little Package! Perfect for close-up work! Little bends are no problem when using the "Bug"!   


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Spitfire Mk. IX top cowl late from Eduard Model Accessories This detail item is designed for the Eduard kit. 


Sunday, Oct 1  2017

  People's Republic of China National Day

Cyprus Independence Day

Nigeria Independence Day

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USA Nats 2016


Model Shows

Calgary, Alberta June 10, 2017 RMMC IPMS Calgary Model Show Reg 2017

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ARC Groupbuilds

Big Kit, Big plane, Small (ish) scale GB ends Jan 1 2016

Iron Men, Plastic Ships GB ends Jan 1 2016

A-4 Skyhawk Group Build - ends Jan 1st 2016

The Graveyard Shift - ends Mar 1st 2016

Skis and Floats, Anything But Wheels - ends Mar 1st 2016

Skis and Floats, Anything But Wheels - ends Mar 1st 2016

Vietnam War Group Build - ends March 1 2016

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